March 23, 2012

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No. 6 Colby Edges No. 10 Tufts

from press release

CLERMONT, Fla.
- The sixth-ranked Colby College women's lacrosse team stayed unbeaten at 6-0 overall after darting out to a big early lead and then hanging on for an 11-10 win over 10th-ranked Tufts University on Friday at the National Training Center.

The Mules improve to 3-0 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Since the league started a playoff system in 2001, Colby's longest winning streak to start the season also was six games in 2010. The Mules, who fell to Trinity College to end that 2010 streak at six, will play host to Husson University on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a chance at their seventh win in a row.

Lindsey McKenna (Fairfield, Conn.) finished with four goals and one assist to lead the Mules. In just six games into her second year at Colby, McKenna has 59 goals and seven assists for 66 points.

Junior All-American Kate Pistel (Amherst, Mass.) finished with two goals and two assists, while leading scorer Katharine Eddy (Cheshire, Conn.) had two goals and one assist. Eddy has 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points after finishing with 20 points in her first year with the Mules last season. Tess Petesch (Rockville, Md.) also had two goals, Katie Griffin (Duxbury, Mass.) added one goal, and tri-captain Lane McVey (Bronxville, N.Y.) dished one assist.

Tufts (4-1 overall, 2-1 NESCAC) fell behind 9-2 at one point in the first half, but scored with less than five seconds remaining in the half to make it 9-3. The Jumbos used that momentum and scored seven goals in the second half.

Kerry Eaton (Norfolk, Mass.) had a game-high five goals, while Kate Applegate (Chadds Ford, Pa.) added two goals. Lara Kozin (Suffern, N.Y.) finished with one goal and one assist, while Tufts received single goals from Kelly Hyland (Acton, Mass.), Sterling Champion (Lighthouse Point, Fla.), and one assist from Meg Boland (New Canaan, Conn.).

Colby goaltender Claire Dickson (Darien, Conn.) stopped six shots, while Tufts keeper Tess Shapanka (Sudbury, Mass.) made eight stops.


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